Many thanks to Christine Loh and Peter Gordon for a fascinating discussion about the merits of publishing short books as a way of sharing ideas with a community. We’re looking forward to reading No Third Person and reflecting on Christine Loh and Richard Cullen’s thoughts on the way forward for Hong Kong. It will be a quick but fascinating read! Look out for other titles in the series: Journey to the West and There’s No Poetry in a Typhoon. We look forward to reading more short books that are sure to follow from Abbreviated Press.
Thank you to Meg Wolitzer for joining us at the FCC on 9 November for a glass of wine and an engaging conversation about the writing life!
We have received a healthy number of submissions for Imprint 18 but would like more to round out the anthology. If you have not yet had the chance to submit, we hope you will now. Please share the extended deadline with your writing community.
New Submission Deadline: 22 October 2018
For more information, go to the Submit to Imprint page on the WiPS website.
N.B. We have started editing this year’s submissions and are impressed with what we have seen. We have acknowledged receipt of everything we have received so far, so if anyone has sent in work and not received a response, would she please let Carol know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The new method of sending submissions has caused some confusion and one or two members have used the wrong mailing address. To make sure that nothing has slipped through the net, we will send a finalized list of contributors after the extended deadline.
Hong Kong Living, the publisher of Southside, Sai Kung and MidLevels magazines, is seeking submissions of children’s Christmas themed stories for the December issue(s). They are also looking for illustrators for the stories as well.
Deadline: 1 Nov 2018
Word count: 1000 – 1500 max
The story must be based on locations such as:
Southside magazine story ( Shek O – Pokfulam)
Sai Kung magazine story (Sai Kung based)
Mid-Levels magazine story ( Central – mid levels and the surroundings )
The author and the illustrators will be credited in their contributors section.
Please contact editor Vasavi Seethepalli for more information. Click here to email Vasavi directly.
Phillipa Milne at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival has kindly offered WiPS members discounted tickets to the Susie Orbach luncheon, Fat is a Feminist Issue, on Saturday, 10 November. The lunch starts at noon and finishes at 1.30 pm, and will dovetail nicely with the day ticket that they have offered us. The cost of the ticket will be HKD750 (originally HKD1000) and will be held at Old Bailey, the restaurant at Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts at 10 Hollywood Road in Central.
To purchase discounted tickets for the lunch (or a day ticket for the 10th), please email Phillipa Milne at the HKILF. Please copy me on the correspondence so we can arrange for WiPS members to sit together.